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and atmosphere is like in boston for governor romney's campaign headquarters. for that we go to hampton pearson. >> reporter: how are you doing, phil. mitt and ann romney voted a few moments ago here in boston. a bit of an irony. no expert or citizen expects romney to carry massachusetts, his home state. experts say he'll be lucky if he matches 36% that john mccain got four years ago when he ran against barack obama. it's not just the fact that massachusetts is a state that tilts democratic. frankly voters here have similar complaints to what has been heard nationally about the former governor. >> i don't think there's a mystery about mitt romney. i think the united states is learning what we learned here. we're never exactly sure if he means what he says and how long he's going to stick with it. >> reporter: the real action in massachusetts is the dead heat contest for the senate between scott brown, the republican, and elizabeth warren, the democrat. voter turnout could top 70%. some 3 million plus votes being cast in one of the most closely watched senate races in the country that could very
from the jersey shore through long island. serious coastal flooding south of boston and down toward cape cod. what about the snow? there's a cold pool of air over southeastern new york into northeastern pennsylvania that will get sucked down toward the new york metropolitan area this afternoon. that's where the big wild card is. we know several inches of wet snow will pile up somewhere in new jersey up through southeastern new york to the northwest of new york city. what about the city itself and western long island, southwest connecticut, where the trees have leaves on them. why is that so important? we're just recovering in that vicinity from the power outages now. when trees get leaves and snow falls on those leaves, it brings downed branches and starts a new round of power outages all over again. we'll know much more in the next couple of hours as precipitation first moves in and we'll play it throughout the afternoon step by step to see how it's going to pan out. >> all right. thank you so much for that. todd gross back at headquarters. today is back to lining up defensive play
. bill is a friend columnist at "forbes," a boston-based venture capitalist. i like to read just about everybody you write, bill. welcome. viewers, be careful. he's a self-proclaimed libertarian. tell me and tell sully a bit about your article that we all found so interesting about why you should never discuss politics at thanksgiving tables. >> thank you, rick and happy thanksgiving. it's a minefield with family and friends if you're a bit of an outlier. i live in boston and am -- one of the things they're not used to is someone who disagrees with their opinions. they're so used to arguing with strawmen that when they get up against somebody who has thought through issues is a bit of a stock. really warm people, great hosts, i was surronalded by college professors for the evening. the evening did start out slowly, and i did try to hold my tongue. they were congratulating themselves for being so smart. it ended up becoming quite lively by the end of 9 night. >> it always gets lively around my holiday dinner table as well, but at the epicenter of this was a debate about our constitution
27 minutes at 11:30. we'll start with the markets. art hogan joins us from boston. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> is this what you expected? china pmi decent. not sure if people expected 1% out of that. >> it's interesting. we've seen an improvement over the last month or so in the economic ad calendar across the board. while that's happening, we're seeing real sloppy earnings season. the contradictions here are loud and clear. what i think we're seeing, the fact we went from june to september. since then, we're getting back about 4% on the s&p, about 6.2% on the nasdaq. we've had a bit of a correction into this earnings season and didn't expect better than expected numbers out of china for sure, but the consistency out of the improvement was catching everybody by surprise and probably portends something for tomorrow's job numbers. >> given the fact that not every trading desk is fully staffed, who know what is d order flow is like given what's normal. that niese numbers at the dow, even the s&p's may not be accurate, relative to sentiment? >> it's interesting that you
markets, which are the first four markets we launched. d.c., new york, boston, and san fran. and the margin expansion in those markets beat even our prior estimates of where we might go. so the margins are continuing to expand as well. >> let me pick up on some of those metrics. a lot of people are very negative on the stock. i've got mkm partners. they think it will half in value to $4. they have a stock recommendation. on that question of margins specifically, you don't break out your fleet costs, do you? in the present environment, presumably you're making money, because that is theamic that, as you sell cars, they are -- it's a higher margin experience now than arguably it might be next year. >> there were three or four factors in our margin expansion, quite frankly. quite frankly, the vehicle sales and proceeds from sales was the smallest of the three or four i'm speaking of. so most of it came from improved utilization and other margins. we've dropped our costs quite a bit. we got into the asset-backed security markets half a year ago and rolled our entire fleet into t
attention to secondaries. they are working. >> bernstein cuts boston scientific. >> we don't talk about this group enough. there's been turmoil. st. jude, hard to keep track of them but this was a company on the move and they'll stop in its tracks. >> norfolk southern. bernstein says they may miss. >> they may make the quarter shows me tocoal may have bottom. yelp is a service people like. the best performer of the special media that i look at. other than linkedin obviously. we have a big show. i sound like ed sullivan. we have manny chirico and we have gary rodkin. >> kellogg's at a 52-week high. >> pringles is working. a major success for kellogg. >> we'll see you tonight, jim. when we come back, we have richmond fed, consumer confidence and also ahead, a holiday shopping trend that indicates men are the new women. "squawk on the street" back in a moment. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. so i never missed a beat. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. [ male annou
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